Monthly Archives: June 2011

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Transhumanism

After weeks of researching, reading and writing for my two take-home final exams, I became very visually attracted to epistemological terms.  While massively reading about cybernetics, systems engineering, and simulation modeling, I came across the word, which I’ve never heard of before, transhumanism.  It also came up in one of  The Critical Thinker podcast episodes (by Kevin deLaplante) I was listening to on my way home from work one day.  The Wikipedia defines transhumanism as, “an international intellectual and cultural movement that affirms the possibility and desirability of fundamentally transforming the human condition by developing and making widely available technologies to eliminate aging and to greatly enhance human intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities.”

Are we really prepared to go into post-human age?!

Congratulations Dallas Mavericks!

First NBA championship title ever!  Thank you for showing that behind every champion there are hard work and teamwork.

Systems Thinkers vs. Reductionists

Science has been successfully dividing problems into smaller and smaller units, each self-contained and easier to study.  Hence, the goal of reductionists is to “divide and conquer”.

In contrast, systems thinkers concentrate on how the units fit together and interact as a whole (holism).  Systems thinking is a different view of the world and is interested in the properties and performance of the whole.

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